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Eastern Arizona College

Earn your ASU degree at Eastern Arizona College

Earn a bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University without leaving Thatcher, Safford and the surrounding areas. ASU and Eastern Arizona College have established a partnership that allows you to complete your associate degree at EAC and then pursue your ASU bachelor’s degree through classes delivered on the EAC Thatcher campus. You can also take advantage of additional cost savings with a reduced ASU tuition rate.

Available undergraduate programs at EAC

Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership (BA)

This degree program is ideal for helping to advance your career in business, government, nonprofit, health care or service industries. Through this interdisciplinary program, you will gain valuable knowledge to become an organizational leader who is well versed in leadership styles, communication strategies, managing resources, assessing programs and emerging technologies. It is highly recommended that you complete the Arizona General Education Curriculum prior to applying to this program. Complete the course requirements as outlined in the TAG agreement and the AGEC requirements to transfer up to 75 credit hours from the community college. Then, you can complete this bachelor's degree with 45 ASU credits.

See course descriptions and sample schedule.


Bachelor of Applied Science in Applied Leadership (BAS)

The applied leadership program prepares students for leadership positions in a wide variety of organizations and career fields. The coursework focuses on the practice of innovative and effective leadership and helps students develop skills and knowledge that leaders need in order to solve problems, communicate effectively, resolve conflicts, assess program effectiveness, lead projects and manage resources. This BAS program is a valuable degree option for students with an Associate of Applied Science degree in fields such as fire science, environmental technology, machine shop technology, welding technology and more. Students learn and apply the leadership skills necessary to prepare them to become more effective leaders in diverse environments — to be team leaders, floor managers and shift captains.

Learn more about this AAS to BAS program and see what AAS programs are compatible with this degree.


Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN-CEP)

Eastern Arizona College and ASU have partnered to offer a Baccalaureate Nursing Program at EAC. This concurrent enrollment program is for nursing students who meet specific criteria. The program allows students to earn their AAS in Nursing from EAC while simultaneously earning their BSN from ASU. The partnership offers the following:

  • hybrid classes (in-person classes with online components)
  • qualified ASU faculty members from the Thatcher area
  • RN-BSN courses taken in a cohort model

Bachelor of Arts in Education in Special Education and Elementary Education (BAE)

This dual-certification program prepares educators to work with all students in inclusive settings. Program graduates are eligible for the Standard Professional Mild/Moderate Disabilities Special Education, K–12 certificate and the Standard Professional Elementary, K–8 Certificate from the Arizona Department of Education.


Bachelor of Arts in Education in Secondary Education (BAE)

This program prepares educators to teach youth enrolled in grades 6–12. Teacher candidates develop a strong theoretical background in their specific content area, and develop the skills and teaching abilities required to successfully teach middle or high school students. Program graduates are eligible for the Standard Professional Secondary, 6–12 Certificate from the Arizona Department of Education.